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Mati City LGU warns stall owners vs. sub-leasing or face charges

 

By Ivy Tejano

DAVAO CITY – The Mati City local government unit (LGU) issued a warning on Thursday against the sub-leasing of stalls in the public market, saying this is illegal and charges could be filed against violators.

Mati City Public Information Office head Ben Tesiorna said that during a Mati Public Market Board meeting on June 17, Mayor Michelle Nakpil Rabat emphasized the prohibition of sub-leasing stalls in the market and illegal fish vending.

Tesiorna said the Board discussed filing lawsuits against stallholders who have sub-leased their stalls within the public market. He added that the city mayor also reminded the stallholders that the public market is owned by the local government and not by the stallholders.

“Mayor Michelle also emphasized that the Mati Public Market stalls are only for Matinians and not for outsiders. She also divulged that a stallholder who is found to have sub-leased stalls in the city public market approached her and sought reconsideration,” Tesiorna said.

Also discussed during the Market Board meeting was the problem on illegal vendors along the highway. Tesiorna said it was agreed by the Board that once caught, illegal fish vendors will receive a warning and the fish they are selling will be confiscated.

The city mayor has ordered Administrator Atty. Al Aquino to issue a warning to illegal stallholders. She said she will issue an executive order to form a team that will routinely inspect the highway along Dahican, Magsaysay, Chan Village to Bagsakan for illegal fish vendors.


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